Friday, February 21, 2014


The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

The League of Princes is back! Sleeping Beauty has kidnapped Prince Liam and forced him to marry her and help her in a scheme that is the first step to taking over the world. But since the scheme includes Princes Frederick, Gustav and Douglas, nothing is going to go as planned!

The story for this one is almost too convoluted to summarize and not give too much of the plot away. Suffice it to say this is a great fairy tale/adventure story - zany, funny and dizzying in its antics. The characters are well-defined, which is especially good because SO much is going on. There are some hints at romantic resolutions for the pairs that seem destined for failure. I would love to read this one out loud to a class of students because it is just a hoot! You might think you know these fairy tales - Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Snow White, but you have never read them quite like this! I love these books so much, I downloaded the audio books of this one and its predecessor on Audible for a free trial of the service. The audio books are read by Bronson Pinchot - and they are fantastic!

4 out of 5 stars

The first book in the series, The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom was one of my favorite books of 2012. This one came out in 2013, but I didn't carve out time for it until this year. That actually worked to my advantage because I am that much more prepared for the third and final book in the series, The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw which is pictured below and releases on April 29, 2014.

The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw

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